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GlobalSign’s New Certificate Request Tool Facilitates SSL Applications

Free online service generates command lines for most popular webservers

Boston, MA – 19 December 2013 - GlobalSign, the enterprise SaaS Certificate Authority (CA) and one of the leading providers of SSL Certificates worldwide, today announced the availability of its new SSL Certificate Request Tool. This free online service provides website administrators with the command lines required to generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) on their servers and is the latest addition to a number of GlobalSign innovations aimed at facilitating SSL Certificate lifecycle management.

Any individual or organization can use the service by visiting https://csrhelp.globalsign.com . Website administrators simply need to enter the information required for the Certificate Signing Request in the user-friendly interface, such as the fully qualified domain name, organization name and location information. The tool returns the necessary command lines for the majority of applications, including OpenSSL, Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010 and Java Keytool. Ideal for enterprise customers, it also automates the CSR generation process for API developers and bespoke system coders.

As the threat landscape continues to evolve, the tool also provides additional guidance for website administrators on CSR generation and compliance with best practice. As well as providing information on how to keep the private key secure, the tool defaults to a choice of key algorithm (RSA) and key size (2048-bit minimum) for the CSR generation which is in line with the latest recommendations and industry regulations. Available in Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish, the SSL Certificate Request Tool facilitates the CSR generation process for users worldwide.

"Creating a CSR remains a sticky point of the SSL application process for website administrators. GlobalSign aims to remove this pain point through the release of its new CSR tool,” said Ryan Hurst, CTO, GlobalSign. "Through continued innovation and by doing more than any other CA, we are developing an increasing number of user-friendly resources with the aim of delivering on-going support to all SSL customers, not just GlobalSign customers, making online security as easy and as accessible as possible

About GMO GlobalSign

GlobalSign, founded in 1996, is a provider of identity services for the Internet of Everything (IoE), mediating trust to enable safe commerce, communications, content delivery and community interactions for billions of online transactions occurring around the world at every moment.  Its identity and access management portfolio, acquired from Ubisecure in September 2014, includes access control, single sign-on (SSO), federation and delegation services to help organizations and service providers create new business models for customer and partner interactions.  The former Ubisecure operation is now the GlobalSign Center of Excellence for IAM, located in Helsinki, Finland. GlobalSign’s solutions are designed to address the massive scalability demanded by the emerging $14.4 trillion IoE market, where the ability to make secure networked connections among people, processes, data and things, will require that every “thing” have a trusted identity that can be managed.  The company has offices in the U.S., Europe and throughout Asia.  For the latest news on GlobalSign, visit www.globalsign.com or follow GlobalSign on Twitter (@globalsign ).

About GMO Cloud KK

GMO Cloud K.K. (TSE: 3788) is a full-service IT infrastructure provider focused on cloud solutions. Established as a hosting company in 1996, the company has managed servers for more than 130,000 businesses and now has 6,500 sales partners throughout Japan. In February of 2011, the company launched GMO Cloud to enhance its focus on cloud-based solutions. Since 2007, the company has also grown its GlobalSign SSL security brand through offices in Belgium, U.K., U.S., China and Singapore. For more information please visit http://ir.gmocloud.com/english/ .

GMO Internet Group

GMO Internet Group is an Internet services industry leader, developing and operating Japan’s most widely used domain, hosting & cloud, ecommerce, security, and payment solutions. The Group also comprises the world’s largest online FX trading platform, as well as online advertising, Internet media, and mobile entertainment products. GMO Internet, Inc. (TSE: 9449) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. For more information please visit http://www.gmo.jp/en/.

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